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Krita Alternatives for iPad

Krita is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Adobe Photoshop. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MediBang Paint or ibis Paint X. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Krita and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Krita are Affinity Photo, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator and Clip Studio Paint.

Krita alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Krita.
This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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  1. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

    Adobe Photoshop vs Krita opinions
    Some users think Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to Krita, some don't.
    MGM33

    Photoshop has many great drawing tools and a frame-by-frame animation tool like krita

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Photoshop is more focused on image editing and photo manipulation. Krita is for digital drawing.

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  2. Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application.

    Affinity Photo vs Krita opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Affinity Photo is a great alternative to Krita.
    lian00

    Affinity Photo has some tools for digital painting but as it’s not the main goal of the sofware (more photo editing), interface and selection tools are not suited for digital artists.

    Negative comment 7 months ago
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  3. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

    Procreate vs Krita opinions
    Most users think Procreate is a great alternative to Krita.

    Unlike the most popular choices, Procreate is a drawing program like Krita, not a photo editing program that you can draw with.

    Top positive comment  about 1 year ago
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    Easier to use, yet similarly powerful. Not open source though.

    Top positive comment  about 2 years ago
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    POX

    Probably the best drawing app if you're using an iPad!

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    I think Procreate is the most popular iPad drawing app and Photoshop is big, complicated and focused more on photo editing than creating art even though that is possible too in Photoshop. Just my 2 cents. Others may disagree.

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    chloekavanaugh

    ONly works on iOS but otherwise a lot easier to use than most competitors.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  4. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    MediBang Paint vs Krita opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
    lian00

    Default brushes in MediBang cannot be compared to Krita’s engine. MediBang may be a nice tool for manga creation but it cannot compete relative to digital painting with Krita.

    Positive comment 7 months ago
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    Everything looks the same.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  5. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

    Adobe Illustrator vs Krita opinions
    Most users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Krita.

    Adobe is a vector graphic designer but Krita is a drawing app, just like MS paint but is very powerful

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    Netverse

    Krita is closer to being Adobe Illustrator than the others on this page

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  6. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

    Clip Studio Paint vs Krita opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
    Anipe

    Very fluent and good to work with, waaaaayy better than krita!

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    They focus on the same basic functionality: digital drawing.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  7. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

    ibis Paint X vs Krita opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Krita.
    onkoe

    I know it's proprietary, but unlike Krita, it has instant support for pen pressure on Android tablets like the Tab S6 Lite. You can also remove internet permissions on LineageOS, so for me, it checks all the boxes.

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    It has many brushes and options. It's good for beginners and pros.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  8. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

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    POX

    One of the best drawing apps with Procreate when drawing/painting on an iPad or Android tablet.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  9. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.

    Artrage vs Krita opinions
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    Limited brushes, limited functionality

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  10. Sketch gives you drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas, including a graphite pencil, ink pen, and blending markers. Built-in brushes open up even more creative possibilities. Use Split View to keep your drawings and toolbox side by side on the same screen.

    Most users think Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a great alternative to Krita.
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